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Make Your Own iPod Sleeves


Welcome to another fun swap with a great partner in craft, Tombow! I’ve got a project to share today using the new Fastener Tabs!

I’ve made IPod sleeves! With a little felt & beautiful ribbon these are a snap! I used Spellbinders Dies (largest of the long classic rectangles) to cut my felt.

I cut one piece of felt the length of the IPod with pinking shears. I laid the pieces end to end, and then pinned a length of ¾” twill stripe down the center. I kept the ribbon even with the felt on the shorter side, and left plenty of extra room on the longer side.

And then I simply machine stitched it together! I applied the Tombow Fastener Tab to the shorter side.

After removing the backing, I folded the longer side down. Once it was secure I carefully used my ribbon tab to re-open.

It was so fun, I made another version! This time I layered 1/8” ombre purple solid on top of 1.5” satin pleats.

I love how fun these turned out! They are a great way to give a personalized gift! Imagine the possibilities! 🙂

Thank you to Tombow for such an inspiring product to work with! And thank you for your time! I hope you’ve been inspired!

Blog post by: Jen Shears


  1. Johanna D

    These would make such cute personalized stocking stuffers for the holidays!

  2. Sue D

    Very cute idea!

  3. Janj

    Fabulous project!  Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Trinh

    So cute, fun, and creative!

  5. ~amy~

    awesome!  Love the sleeves!

  6. Kim H

    cute and simple idea, thanks for sharing.

  7. sharon gullikson

    Great idea. I wonder if my son would like one for Christmas 🙂   
    I'd like one, though.

  8. Cindy

    Jen this is a fabulous tutorial and just in time for the holidays – thank you!  And totally agree it would be the perfect bag for housing that special gift!!

  9. Denise Bryant

    Very cool project! I have to carry an EpiPen and this is a great idea for a pouch!

  10. Charlene

    Cute, Jen!

  11. Michele D

    So simple and cute, what happy ipods will live in these sleeves!

  12. Jennie Garcia

    Oh My God!! This is Genius!!
    TFS!! Take Care!!

  13. Dorina D

    Cute idea and gorgeous with these ribbons.

  14. Miriam Prantner

    Great project!  Love how these turned out!

  15. Ruth G

    So simple, but fun! I love how much room there is to customize!!! TFS!

  16. Kristie Maynard

    Great idea!  TFS!

  17. Emily h

    Wow! This is so neat!

  18. Barb Ghigliotty

    What a great idea…and with my favorite ribbon, too!

  19. erin

    Fun, and love to think what else you could make…. endless possibilities.

  20. Kathy P

    Cool idea!


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